28-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent
2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Zoilo Almonte in 2017. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Zoilo Almonte Contract Information:
Signed a one-year contract with the Braves in November of 2014.
Almonte has elected to become a free agent rather than report to Triple-A Gwinett, Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports.
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Zoilo Almonte: MLB Games Played By Position
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Zoilo Almonte.
Almonte's performance across three callup periods with the Yankees in 2014 was nothing short of atrocious, as he recorded just one extra-base hit and failed to draw a single walk while striking out 14 times (38.9% K%) in 36 plate appearances. He had an OPS+ of 1. The Yankees designated the 25-year-old for assignment in September, but Almonte was still able to land a major league deal from Atlanta in the offseason, likely thanks to his respectable track record in the upper levels of the minors (.275/.333/.431 in two seasons at Triple-A). However, just because he signed a big-league deal doesn't mean Almonte is a lock to break camp as the club's fourth outfielder. Even if he were to win and job and playing time were to open up, Almonte would have to hit for a prolonged stretch to land on the NL-only radar.
Almonte got off to a hot start with the Yankees, going 7-for-13 to begin his time in the big leagues, and sustaining a .300 average through his first 17 games. He was never really able to bounce back from a mid-July ankle injury, and he only saw sporadic time in the outfield at the end of the season. The Yankees might choose to keep him around as a backup outfielder, and he may still have a little bit of upside with the bat should he find his way into some playing time, but he shouldn't be counted on to produce, as he faces a crowded path to playing time.